Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Breakdown

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  Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a beautiful, relaxing day filled with family, fun, and turkey! Now part deux of Thanksgiving weekend begins. The part with the shopping and the shoving and the STRESS.   Online shopping photo via Shutterstock Let’s make one thing clear – my Black Friday street shopping days are in […]

Los Angeles! Get Ready For Brunch With Eden (and ME!)

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I LOVE Los Angeles and I always look forward to visiting. So many great friends of mine live in California, and we always have a great time! And on November 11 from noon to 3 pm, you are welcome to RSVP and have fun with me and some of my FAVORITE people in natural hair. […]

Words of Wisdom from Yvette Nicole Brown

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The first time I met Yvette Nicole Brown, I was nervous. I was at a huge Hollywood event surrounded by superstars and I felt like a fish out of water. I was standing off to the side while all kinds of instantly recognizable people passed by, and I wound up saying hello to Yvette and […]

A Little Patience. Chescaleigh on Natural Hair Issues, Critics and More

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One of the most frequently asked questions, frequently addressed topics, and hot button issues in the natural hair community, is the issue of hair growth. It’s the fuel for blog posts and epic message board threads, and sparks flurries of product purchases for special hair challenges. It’s something I get asked about ALL the time, […]

You Deserve: WEN by ChazDean Fall Ginger Pumpkin Seasonal Cleansing Conditioner

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This morning I needed to wash the busy week out of my hair. I reached for a product I’d been sent a while back but hadn’t yet tried — WEN by ChazDean Fall Ginger Pumpkin Seasonal Cleansing Conditioner. And lo, I was inspired to the point of poetry. I wrote a haiku to this seasonal […]

The Best Transitioning Tips — Advice From Trichologist Dr. Kari Williams

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The proliferation of natural hair videos and blogs has been such a beautiful thing. We created a movement, and I LOVE it! However, there’s a particular side effect I’ve noticed that gives me pause. Now it seems like everyone’s an expert, and truly expert opinions aren’t as highly treasured as they should be. I’ve heard […]